Place a transition plate - Intergraph Smart 3D - Help

Intergraph Smart 3D Molded Forms

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10.1(2014R1)
  1. Click Advanced Plate System on the vertical toolbar.

  2. Select APS Icon Browser from the Macro Definition list.

    The Advanced Plate Palette dialog box displays.

  3. At the nodal connection, create two ring plates or side plates.

    Place a ring plate

    Place a side plate

  4. On the Transition Plates tab, click TransitionPlate.

    The Transition Plate ribbon displays.

  5. In a graphic view, select the first supporting member with which to establish the transition.

  6. Select the second collinear member with which to establish the transition.

  7. Select the first side or ring plate.

  8. Select the second side or ring plate.

  9. Select the location of the transition plate from the Side list.

  10. Click Continue.

    A preview of the plate and the geometric constructions used to create the plate displays in the graphic view. The ribbon display returns to the Advanced Plate System ribbon.

  11. If the plate preview does not display on the correct side of the supporting members, then:

    1. Click Select Supports .

      The ribbon display returns to the Transition Plate ribbon.

    2. Select another option from the Side list, click Accept , and then click Continue.

      A preview of the repositioned transition plate displays in the graphic view. The ribbon display returns to the Advanced Plate System ribbon.

  12. If needed, click Define Boundaries , and define boundaries for the plate.

  13. Click Finish.

    The software creates the transition plate.

If the macro does not properly cut through the member cross-sections, type a new distance to extend the trimming planes in the Extension box.